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Medford Massachusetts was settled in 1695 and became a city in 1892. The economic history was based on the ship building trade in colonial times. Ship building was begun by Thatcher Magoun who used lumber harvested from the Fells and New Hampshire which arrived via the Middlesex Canal.

After the ship building industry reached its decline printed cloth and carpets, linseed oil as well as rum and hats became the major products in Medford as did education with the founding of Tufts University in 1852. Because of its industrial prosperity Medford doubled its population every 20 years from 1870 to 1910.

To this day Medford is a well populated city in a very convenient location filled with many suburban neighborhoods. However it still retains a rich architectural heritage containing many historic sites which include monuments and houses-some of which date back the 17th century.

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4P+MassAPA Annual Conference 2014

The Four Planning Schools (4P) and Massachusetts American Planning Association (MassAPA) Annual Conference has been alternately hosted by MIT, Harvard, Tufts, and UMass for the last six years, and will be held this year at Tufts. This years conference theme, Securing AffordableHousing in Hot Market Areas, will honor Professor Rachel Brattslongstanding contribution to both theory and practice in these topicalareas. The event will kick off with introductions from each of theplanning schools. Professor Bratt will deliver the events keynote address. After the keynote address, we would like to convene a panel withrepresentatives of each of the planning schools and Mass APA, with each panelist preparing about 10 minutes of remarks onthe conference theme. A 30-minute Q&A session will follow the panelist discussion.



When: Oct 8, 2014 4 PM to Oct 8, 2014 7 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16 )
Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk/Run...

8th Annual 5K Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run. Flat course, Out & Back, USA Track & Field certified. Post race party with awards, prizes, great RAFFLES, light refreshments, cash bar, DJ, face painting and balloon twisting for the kids. Fun day for the whole family.
Wear your purple for a chance to win best dressed in purple!! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH AT MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL

When: Sep 27, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: $26 online, $30 day of (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10 )
UCL visit to Boston, USA - TUFTS University Study Abroad Fair

Description / Activity

UCL will be participating in the TUFTS University Study Abroad Fair. Meet with our representative to discuss course options, entry requirements, the application process, life in London and more.


Date

17 September 2014

Times


11:30 - 14:00

Location

Main Conference Room (745 A&B) of Dowling Hall

TUFTS University

Medford

Massachusetts 02155

Contact
Hannah Legg h.legg@ucl.ac.uk



When: Sep 17, 2014 11 AM to Sep 17, 2014 2 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11 )
Harvesting Health: Supporting Wellness in Autumn

This workshop is a journey of the senses - celebrating the transition from hot summer days to cold winter nights. Through ancient healing traditions of Eastern Medicine we will explore tangible ways to bring balance to internal organs, nourish the spirit, and gracefully ease into the season. Therapies include: Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Meridian Therapy, Reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Amy Kreydin, NBCR, CCAP, BD is a Reflexologist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Birth Doula, Metamorphic Technique energyworker and nature lover. She is excited to be returning to Boston to offer this dynamic workshop that will have you looking at seasonal wellness in a whole new light!

Students will:

Create and take home customized aromatherapy products.

Receive a kit which includes:

  • Manual with recipes, blends, resources, and guidelines for seasonal rejuvenation.
  • Supplies to create aromatherapy blends in class.
  • Seasonal wellness tools for self-care at home.

Registration:

$75 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space.

$125.00 full class fee

Check, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Full refunds will be given if we receive your cancellation notice ten days before the workshop.



When: Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to Sep 28, 2014 4 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10 )
Family Sing-a-long with Matt Heaton
Ages:1-3

Matt Heaton performs songs for preschoolers and toddlers at Bestsellers Cafe.



When: Aug 21, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10 )
Family Sing-a-long with Matt Heaton
Ages:1-3

Matt Heaton performs songs for preschoolers and toddlers at Bestsellers Cafe.



When: Aug 21, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10 )
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming

Promoting the power of nature to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere where it does untold damage, and restore it to the soils where it supports abundant life and reverses global warming.

We are telling a new story. Each of our speakers presents a chapter in the remarkable narrative of life on earth in the 21st century. We humans are a key part of that narrative, and while there are many parts they all come together in a single tale. We will weave those parts together so that each presentation is part of the whole, a whole that builds a different and more hopeful worldview than weve heard in a long time. We have a lot of work to do and heavy paradigms to shift, but we can and will tell the new story with exciting and hopeful outcomes.

Our Boston conference has a roster of expert speakers followed by an international series of events bringing together climate advocates, farmers, ranchers, scientists, social scientists, policymakers, NGOs, artists, visionaries and the general public in other words, any and all of us for a non-technical discussion to consider:

  1. The exceptional potential of the biosphere to address all of our current emissions, as well as to remove the 125 parts per million of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  2. Effective action on a global scale by applying eco-regenerative approaches to lands and waters worldwide.
  3. The use of biological systems to re-establish healthy water cycles to cool the earths surface.

Our primary urgent goal in the face of widespread breakdown in addressing climate change is to further the understanding necessary to embark on the global regeneration process made possible by enabling the forces of biology. Collectively we will present affordable strategies for eco-restoration that local, national and international governments, agencies, communities and individuals may rapidly implement in order to reverse global warming.

More background info

Speakers

Detailed speaker bios on our website athttp://bio4climate.org/conference-2014/speakers/. We will be adding additional speakers soon.

Stephen I. Apfelbaum is principal ecologist and chairman atApplied Ecological Servicesof Brodhead, Wisconsin. He is a much sought after speaker at educational events focusing on ecological restoration, ecosystem assessment, alternative stormwater management and conservation development.


Antje Danielsonis the Administrative Director at theTufts Institute of the Environmentandthe graduate interdisciplinary Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program.Sheholds a Ph.D. in Geology from Free University, Berlin.


Tom Goreau
is an award-winning marine, soils and climate scientist. He is President of theGlobal Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organization for coral reef protection and sustainable managementand is a trained nuisance crocodile remover who would rather not.

Seth Itzkan is a futurist and founder of Planet-TECH Associates in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has spent months in Africa observing Holistic Management and its extraordinary effects on desertified semi-arid grasslands. Seth is co-founder of the Google Group, Soil-Age.

Walter Jehnes a retired scientist with a specialist background in soil microbiology and plant ecology who has worked in Australia and overseas and is now part of a not-for-profit group,Healthy Soils Australia, which fosters biological regeneration of Australias lands.

Dan Kittredge is a life-long farmer and founder of theBionutrient Food Association. He launchedThe Real Food Campaign(RFC) in 2008, to empower and educate farmers towards the production of quality food for the improvement of human health.

Jim Laurie, Restoration Ecologist, is a biologist from Rice University and is a pioneer in biological remediation of waste water. He is also co-founder of a lively and sophisticated Google Group,Soil-Age, and he invites you to join!

William Moomaw is Professor of International Environmental Policy at theFletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he is the founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, the Tufts Climate Initiative and co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute.

Charlotte O'Brien, President and CEO,Carbon Drawdown Solutions(CDS), is a serial entrepreneur, pyrolysis and biomass expert who has worked for years with many varieties of bamboo.She recently founded CDS, supplying equipment for local biochar processing that will result in long-term soil carbon storage and greatly improved soil health and productivity.


Greg Retallack
is an award-winningpaleobotanistat the University of Oregon, where he has been on the faculty since 1981. He recently wrote a paper for theAnnual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Global Cooling by Grassland Soils of the Geological Past and Near Future.

Gary Rucinski is co-founder and chairman of theCommittee for a Green Economy, and is Northeast Regional Coordinator of theCitizens Climate Lobby, a grassroots nonpartisan nonprofit building the political will for a sustainable climate. Gary holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester. and a BA in Physics from Brandeis University. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.

Judith Schwartz is a longtime freelance writer and author of several books. Most recently she is the author ofCows Save the Planet and Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth, The Organic Consumers Association calls the book a call to action for the soil; Michael Pollan says it is the most hopeful and surprising book on the environmental crisis Ive read this year.



When: Nov 21, 2014 5 PM to Nov 23, 2014 3 PMin Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17 )
Sisters in Song present "A Beautiful Pair3" to benefit Ellie Fund

Let me introduce to you Sisters in Song, group of beautiful and very gifted musicians I am proud to now call my Sisters. With my longtime friend Jeff Pietrantoni, we formed this new group in 2011 and were very proud to produce our FIRST musical production in September/October 2011 called A BEAUTIFUL PAIR. All proceeds from this wonderful musical revue were donated to Ellie Fund, a local organization supporting Massachusetts breast cancer patients and their families (www.elliefund.org). Read more about our concert by clicking on the following link. (http://www.wickedlocal.com/melrose/news/lifestyle/x155801925/Local-group-helps-breast-cancer-patients-survive-the-cure#axzz1agUCQWOh)

Jeff has been a long time devotee of musical theatre and I, a true fan of all types of music. Jeff had been brainstorming for a few years about getting a group together in order to give back to our communities through music which, in his words, heals the soul. I was thrilled when he asked me to chair this concept alongside him and even prouder that the group wanted to continue its efforts in 2012 and beyond. Unfortunately, my Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2012 prevented me from doing a show and so the 2012 concert was postponed. Who would have thought that I, after performing to raise money for the Ellie Fund in 2011, would require their support and services just a few months later? I believe that fate and faith have brought Sisters in Song and the Ellie Fund together.

A BEAUTIFUL PAIR2, LOVE HEALS was performed October 4-6, 2013. I hope that, if you attended one of the shows last year, you take me up on my challenge to come to one of the 2014 WITH A FRIEND.

I hope to see many of you at one of the performances and, if youre not local or cannot make any of the shows, please consider making a donation to this worthy cause. Checks can be made out to Sisters In Song and mailed to 21 Garden Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880! To make a donation online, go to www.elliefund.org, and click DONATE TODAY. There is a special option section where you can choose SISTERS IN SONG.



When: Oct 3, 2014 7 PM to Oct 3, 2014 9 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19 )
Macedonia

Please join us for a fantastic dinner prepared by the Welches...accompanied by interesting conversations and fun games! Meet up with old friends or make some new ones!




When: Oct 18, 2014 5 PM to Oct 18, 2014 7 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17 )
Harvesting Health: Supporting Wellness in Autumn

This workshop is a journey of the senses - celebrating the transition from hot summer days to cold winter nights. Through ancient healing traditions of Eastern Medicine we will explore tangible ways to bring balance to internal organs, nourish the spirit, and gracefully ease into the season. Therapies include: Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Meridian Therapy, Reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Amy Kreydin, NBCR, CCAP, BD is a Reflexologist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Birth Doula, Metamorphic Technique energyworker and nature lover. She is excited to be returning to Boston to offer this dynamic workshop that will have you looking at seasonal wellness in a whole new light!

Students will:

Create and take home customized aromatherapy products.

Receive a kit which includes:

  • Manual with recipes, blends, resources, and guidelines for seasonal rejuvenation.
  • Supplies to create aromatherapy blends in class.
  • Seasonal wellness tools for self-care at home.

Registration:

$75 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space.

$125.00 full class fee

Check, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Full refunds will be given if we receive your cancellation notice ten days before the workshop.



When: Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to Sep 28, 2014 4 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10 )
Tufts Entrepreneurial Network General Meeting

Who should attend?

  • Leaders of the various Tuftsstudent-led entrepreneurial clubs, events, initiatives and "influencers"

What's the plan?

  • Introductions and networking
  • Discussion of possible joint events/activities for 2014-2015
  • Planning of upcoming Info Session/Party



When: Sep 8, 2014 6 PM to Sep 8, 2014 9 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18 )
Global Citizens Model United Nations Experience (MiniMUN III) for 5th and 6th graders

MiniMUN III is a chance for fifth and sixth graders to have a Model United Nations experience in order to get a taste of what Model United Nations is all about. Students are provided with a guide to the topic which will be discussed/debated, and with a country position statement that explains their country's position on said topic and the reasons for those positions, as well as what solutions their country would be likely to support or to oppose. At the beginning of the conference, students will be given a brief introduction to the United Nations, and then during the afternoon they will be helped to learn the proces of debate, the rules of Model UN Debate, how to present themselves in debate, how to negotiate and work together, and how to write working papers and resolutions. Opening Ceremonies will be centered around the participants and will be engaging and motivating for them, and Closing Ceremonies will center around a celebration of what they have done during the afternoon.

We are asking for a $30 registration fee to cover our costs (printing, nametags, paper, pens, printer ink, folders, snacks for during the conference, and so forth). However, anyone who would not be able to participate because this fee imposes a burden need simply send us an email and we will register them directly -- no questions asked, it is an honor system for financial aid. If you can pay part of the fee, send us an email to register and tell us what you can pay, and then send us a check for what you can afford to contribute. Schools, church groups, after school programs, and other community groups should contact us regarding alternative pricing and payment options. Additionally, while it is fine to register and pay via Eventbrite we don't receive those funds til after the conference, so we would be even happier to receive an email registration followed by a mailed check; checks can be mailed to ARMUN, c/o Kim Kay Holt, 2 Orchard Place #2, Arlington, MA 02476. If you register via eventbrite or if you want to register by email, please email us with your student's name, grade, school (or status as homeschooled), and your email and phone number in case we need to reach you. The email to use for all MiniMUN related issues is ARMUN2013@gmail.com.

Thank you and see you at MiniMUN III in November!

If you are wondering what comes after MiniMUN for your student, here are some possibilities: A number of schools already have middle school (6th - 8th grade) Model UN clubs where your student could get involved. If your school doesn't have a club but you can get them interested in starting one, ARMUN is happy to provide assistance to anyone starting a club, and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston also provides technical assistance and professional development to schools starting clubs. Additionally, schools can access the UNICEF USA Global Classroooms curriculum for use in a variety of in-class settings, as well as curriculums from Facing the Future which are carefully designed to meet standards in a number of different subject areas (UNICEF's curriculums are free, Facing the Future's must be purchased -- both are outstanding). ARMUN has an independent club for 5th - 8th Graders, the Middle School Model UN & Civic Engagement Club, which is open to all area students of that age without regard to what school they attend or homeschool status. If you are interested in more information about that, simply email us. We also maintain a list of 5th - 8th graders who can't regularly participate in our club but who want to be alerted when we are having in-club debates, doing major events including service projects or going to outside group's events, and so forth, and we are happy to place student's who have been at MiniMUN on this list. Finally, if your student is a fifth grader, they can come to MiniMUN again next year! And when they reach high school, most area high schools, as of this year that includes Arlington High School, offer Model UN and there is also the option of ARMUN's independent high school club. Thanks. Hope that answers some of your questions in advance. Feel free to email with further questions or for more information.



When: Nov 2, 2014 12 PM to Nov 2, 2014 6 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 12 )
PARTY / Tufts Entrepreneurial Network Info Session

Come have fun and learn

about the various entrepreneurial

activities and initiatives

going on at Tufts!


Who should come?

Any Tufts students or faculty interested in inventing, making, launching, etc. You will be joined bymembers of Tufts student-led entrepreneurial clubs, events, initiatives to learn about how you can get involved in the entrepreneurial networks at Tufts.

What should I bring?

Info about your organization or business to share!



When: Sep 15, 2014 6 PM to Sep 15, 2014 9 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18 )
25 ADHD Strategies that Just Might Change Your Life
Would you like some well-tested tricks for living well with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Would you like these tips served up with humor and a twist of wit? Come to a lively and interactive discussion facilitated by Neuropsychologist David Nowell that will leave you with "25 ADHD strategies that just might change your life." Sponsored by the Adult ADHD Community Meetup (http://meetup.com/adultadhd) this taste of being creative and resourceful in navigating challenges with attention, focus, organization, follow through, procrastination, will be held at the West Medford Community Center, 111 Arlington Street, Medford MA. https://www.google.com/maps/preview?f=q&hl=en&q=111+Arlington+St,+Medford,+MA,+02153,+us Suggested cash donation $2-5 at the door. ____ David Nowell, Ph.D. provides neuropsychological services out of Brookline, Northboro, and Worcester. He also offers workshops and seminars on various topics relevant to those who treat, work with, or live with ADHD. David Nowell is a clinician and an ADHD specialist. He generously shares his expertise and spark to audiences across the globe. A good holistic outlook offered up with creativity, wit, and generosity inspires those who hear him to harness passion, purpose, health, and innate resourcefulness on route to living well with ADHD. For more information about his offerings, visit http://drnowell.com or call show contact info For more information about the Meetup group, visit http://meetup.com/adultadhd



When: Aug 27, 2014 7 PM to Aug 27, 2014 9 PMin Medford, Massachusetts
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